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Apprentice Finance Assistant

Welsh Government
CAT Centre For Alternative Technology Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog Machynlleth SY20 9AZ
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Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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About the apprenticeship


Assist the finance team with normal finance routines
Assist with administration including filing & copying
Assist the FD on and ad hoc basis
Possibly some wider admin outside finance team
Develop skills to assist with computerised & manual bookkeeping
Collation of information, including using spreadsheets

Additional information

The work will largely be on site at CAT at least in the first few months partly because of the nature our systems and partly because of the need for on the job training by existing members of staff.

Welsh speaking would be a benefit but not essential and all business is currently conducted in English.

No unspent convictions - details of any previous convictions is required.



Good level or literacy and numeracy.
Attention to detail.
Willingness to work as part of a small team.
Able to work on own initiative.
Keen to learn and develop skills.
Good general level of IT skills.
Ability to work to deadlines.
Aware of the need for confidentiality around finance matters and other information and data.
Some understanding of the importance of sustainability and environmental issues, in line with CAT's values and activities, would help.


English & Maths GCSE at grade 5 or above desirable.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Cambrian Training Company Ltd

Training provider course:
Business Administration Level 2

About the employer

Centre For Alternative Technology
Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog

SY20 9AZ

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

To be held remotely online.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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